I’m a Member of the Cat Friendly Practice Advisory Council


I am honored to announce that I have been asked to serve as a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners‘ Cat Friendly Practice Advisory Council.

The Cat Friendly Practice program provides an opportunity for veterinary practices to elevate care for cats and reduce the stress associated with the visit.

This initiative is near and dear to my heart. In my years in working in veterinary practices, I’ve seen far too many cats who didn’t get the care they deserved because veterinary staff didn’t have the resources, training and tools to truly understand that cats are not small dogs, and that they need to be treated differently.

Being a member of this council will give me an opportunity to provide guidance and contribute to the program’s content and resources. I’ll also get information of any new program resources or information.

I’m excited about this wonderful opportunity because it will increase my ability to impact feline health and well being through educating both cat guardians and veterinary teams.

And of course, I will keep you updated on any and all information from either this advisory council or the AAFP in general that can help you make your cats’ lives happier and healthier.

20 Comments on I’m a Member of the Cat Friendly Practice Advisory Council

  1. Peyton
    January 19, 2016 at 3:28 pm (5 years ago)

    That’s outstanding! Congratulations, Ingrid!

  2. Sharyl
    January 14, 2016 at 12:51 am (5 years ago)

    Congratulations Ingrid. Well-deserved. You will be a great asset. Thanks for helping us too!!!

  3. Margaret
    January 13, 2016 at 10:34 am (5 years ago)

    Add my congratulations to all the rest; you will be a great asset to them

  4. Ingrid
    January 12, 2016 at 4:50 pm (5 years ago)

    Thank you for your kind words, everyone!

  5. Caren Gittleman
    January 12, 2016 at 4:48 pm (5 years ago)

    couldn’t be more deserved!!!!
    My Vet (who also sees dogs) is a “Cat Friendly” practice……..soooooooooo happy you were chosen!!!!!!

  6. Marg
    January 12, 2016 at 4:20 pm (5 years ago)

    Congratulations Ingrid – so well deserved and I know you will be a fantastic addition to their team!

  7. Jackie
    January 12, 2016 at 1:18 pm (5 years ago)

    Congratulations Ingrid!!! They couldn’t have asked for a better person to join them!! I always enjoy your posts…they are all informative and so helpful!

  8. toni / rctees
    January 12, 2016 at 10:46 am (5 years ago)

    Congratulations Ingrid, they’re lucky to have you!

  9. Random Felines
    January 12, 2016 at 10:32 am (5 years ago)

    we know you will be a wonderful addition!!

  10. Janine
    January 12, 2016 at 7:42 am (5 years ago)

    This is wonderful. Congratulations! When I first moved to the town I am in now, I had a hard time finding a vet who really knew how to handle cats.

  11. Marj
    January 12, 2016 at 7:27 am (5 years ago)

    Wonderful news – you will definitely be an asset!

  12. Sue Brandes
    January 12, 2016 at 7:14 am (5 years ago)

    Congrats Ingrid.

  13. Fur Everywhere
    January 12, 2016 at 6:43 am (5 years ago)

    Congratulations, Ingrid!! They couldn’t have asked anyone better to join the Council. I have no doubt that you will be an asset to the Council and that you will work to improve the care of kitties.

    I’m not sure if our new vet is at a cat-friendly practice, but they did have separate waiting areas for cats and dogs (which was really nice because Carmine is nervous enough at the vet as is) and the staff were all very gentle with my baby. They seemed to be understanding of Milita’s anxiety and fear when I talked about how they might work with her as well. We’ll see how that goes next month.

    Congratulations, again. I’m really happy for you!

  14. Diana
    January 12, 2016 at 5:03 am (5 years ago)


  15. Ona Willard
    January 12, 2016 at 4:49 am (5 years ago)

    That is wonderful! Congratulations!

  16. Nancy Faulkner
    January 12, 2016 at 4:03 am (5 years ago)


    Congratulations. The AAFP, could not have picked a better peron. Am looking forward to future articles. Cats and, cat parents need to have more information.

    As a cat parent, am always looking for current information. Want to keep my boys with me for as long as possible.


  17. Summer
    January 12, 2016 at 2:17 am (5 years ago)

    That is so awesome! A big congratulations to you!

  18. Robert
    January 12, 2016 at 1:48 am (5 years ago)

    Sounds great. The best way for them to reduce stress is to STOP DECLAWING!


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